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Tornado Hunter

Tornado Hunter Author Stefan Bechtel
ISBN-10 9781426203022
Release 2009
Pages 272
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Recounting his twenty-year career as a storm chaser, the author reviews the pioneering work of the first storm scientists and discusses his own work analyzing tornadoes and inventing a special probe able to measure wind velocity inside a storm's core.



Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley Author Howard B. Bluestein
ISBN-10 0195307119
Release 2006
Pages 180
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Details the history of the study of tornadoes and the thunderstorms that spawn them, and documents encounters with tornadoes



Into the Storm

Into the Storm Author Reed Timmer
ISBN-10 0525951938
Release 2010
Pages 282
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A storm chaser featured on the popular Discovery Channel show Storm Chasers discusses the most exciting tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards that he has been at the heart of, describing not just his adventures, but also the science behind the storms, in a book that also gives the reader a first-hand look at the storm-chasing community. TV tie-in.



Hunting Nature s Fury

Hunting Nature s Fury Author Roger Hill
ISBN-10 0899975178
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 224
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Each year, at least 1,200 tornadoes batter the United States. While most occur in Tornado Alley--a vast, weather-beaten swath of middle America-in truth, tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. And where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers. They come in all shapes and sizes, from hobbyists to researchers to professional chasers. There is one, however, who stands well above the rest: Roger Hill. Hunting Nature's Fury tells the story of Roger Hill and his love affair with storm chasing, taking you on a suspenseful and dramatic ride across the Great Plains, into the Deep South, even into the eyes of such recent hurricanes as Katrina. You'll accompany Hill as he braves close calls, makes history, and gains insight into the science of severe weather. This is a story of a storm chaser obsessed with the storms that almost killed him; of resiliency in the face of disaster; and of humility in the presence of the awesome power of nature. Includes eight color pages of jaw-dropping photos taken by Hill showing many of the storms chronicled in the book.



The Man Who Caught the Storm

The Man Who Caught the Storm Author Brantley Hargrove
ISBN-10 9781476796116
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 304
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“An instant classic of Americana—a story of tragedy, invention, lore, science, and a most original kind of genius.” —Hampton Sides “Masterful. This is what man versus nature is all about.” —Skip Hollandsworth The Man Who Caught the Storm is the saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring, and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science’s every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn’t attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match—in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded—it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a masterful tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. He takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge. Following the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, Hargrove’s debut offers an unforgettable exploration of obsession and the extremes of the natural world.



Adventures in Tornado Alley

Adventures in Tornado Alley Author Mike Hollingshead
ISBN-10 1442032987
Release 2009-07-10
Pages 192
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Features dramatic photography of tornadic systems as captured by the authors during seventeen storm chases throughout the American Midwest, in a series of weather portfolios that features sequential shots, running commentary, and complementary information about such phenomena as hail, mammatus clouds, and forecasting technology. Original.



Storm Warning

Storm Warning Author Nancy Mathis
ISBN-10 9780743296601
Release 2008-03-04
Pages 237
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An account of the May 1999 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma describes the particular devastation wrought by an F5 twister whose winds were the fastest ever recorded, drawing on first-person interviews to recount the experiences of its victims, from a woman who sought shelter underneath a highway overpass to a meteorologist who saved hundreds of lives with his warning reports. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.



Warnings

Warnings Author Michael Ray Smith
ISBN-10 9781608320349
Release 2010
Pages 286
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From the heart of tornado alley, Smith takes us into the eye of America's most devastating storms and behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned scientific institutions to uncover the relationship between mankind and the weather.



Storm Kings

Storm Kings Author Lee Sandlin
ISBN-10 9780307908162
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 304
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In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the birth of meteorology, recreating with vivid descriptions some of the most devastating storms in America's history. Drawing on memoirs, letters, eyewitness testimonies, and numerous archives, Sandlin brings to life the forgotten characters and scientists that changed a nation and how successive generations came to understand and finally coexist with the spiraling menace that could erase lives and whole towns in an instant.



Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser Author David Mayhew
ISBN-10 9781682032978
Release 2017-08-15
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The beauty of the sky is beyond comprehension. Never the same twice, it makes for unique images that depict a fleeting moment in time. In this book, David Mayhew strives to show the full array of Mother Nature’s moods from the color palette and limitless textures that are conjured up. Forecasting for skies, night or day, is as much an art as a science since weather is a living ecosystem, forever evolving. Adapting to its whim, David drifts wherever the wind carries him, feeling out the best light in order to capture an image that ideally depicts sensational displays of beauty. Mayhew’s photographs show the dramatic skies of tornadic storms and severe weather, the serenity of a sunset, the fascination of unique formations clouds can conjure up, and the mystery of the mesmerizing northern lights. If the purpose of art is to create an emotional response in the viewer, then surely readers will see why the skies are his muse. -- David Mayhew



Scanning the Skies

Scanning the Skies Author Marlene Bradford
ISBN-10 0806133023
Release 2001
Pages 220
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Tornadoes, nature's most violent and unpredictable storms, descend from the clouds nearly one thousand times yearly and have claimed eighteen thousand American lives since 1880. However, the U.S. Weather Bureau--fearing public panic and believing tornadoes were too fleeting for meteorologists to predict--forbade the use of the word "tornado" in forecasts until 1938. Scanning the Skies traces the history of today's tornado warning system, a unique program that integrates federal, state, and local governments, privately controlled broadcast media, and individuals. Bradford examines the ways in which the tornado warning system has grown from meager beginnings into a program that protects millions of Americans each year. Although no tornado forecasting program existed before WWII, the needs of the military prompted the development of a severe weather warning system in tornado prone areas. Bradford traces the post-war creation of the Air Force centralized tornado forecasting program and its civilian counterpart at the Weather Bureau. Improvements in communication, especially the increasing popularity of television, allowed the Bureau to expand its warning system further. This book highlights the modern tornado watch system and explains how advancements during the latter half of the twentieth-century--such as computerized data collection and processing systems, Doppler radar, state-of-the-art television weather centers, and an extensive public education program--have resulted in the drastic reduction of tornado fatalities.



The Tornado

The Tornado Author T. P. Grazulis
ISBN-10 0806135387
Release 2003
Pages 352
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A guide to tornado formation and lifecycle also covers such topics as forecasting, wind speeds, tornado myths, tornado safety, risks, and records, along with accounts of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States.



What Stands in a Storm

What Stands in a Storm Author Kim Cross
ISBN-10 9781476763088
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 320
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Enter the eye of the storm in this gripping real-life thriller—A Perfect Storm on land—that chronicles America’s biggest tornado outbreak since the beginning of recorded weather: a horrific three-day superstorm with 358 separate tornadoes touching down in twenty-one states and destroying entire towns. April 27, 2011 was the climax of a three-day superstorm that unleashed terror from Arkansas to New York. Entire communities were flattened, whole neighborhoods erased. Tornadoes left scars across the land so wide they could be seen from space. But from terrible destruction emerged everyday heroes—neighbors and strangers who rescued each other from hell on earth. “Armchair storm chasers will find much to savor in this grippingly detailed, real-time chronicle of nature gone awry” (Kirkus Reviews) set in Alabama, the heart of Dixie Alley where there are more tornado fatalities than anywhere else in the US. With powerful emotion and captivating detail, journalist Kim Cross expertly weaves together science and heartrending human stories. For some, it’s a story of survival; for others it’s the story of their last hours. Cross’s immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling catapult you to the center of the very worst hit areas, where thousands of ordinary people witnessed the sky falling around them. Yet from the disaster rises a redemptive message that’s just as real: in times of trouble, the things that tear our world apart reveal what holds us together.



Twister Tales

Twister Tales Author Steve LaNore
ISBN-10
Release 2014-08-20
Pages 134
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WARNING! Tornado myths are under the microscope! Twister Tales looks at tornado myths and misconceptions and sets the record straight. You’ll find in-depth answers to questions like: Does a green sky mean a tornado is coming? Is outrunning a tornado in a car a bad idea? What does Doppler radar really tell you? Why are some waterspouts very dangerous, and others not so much? Twister Tales also cracks open the record books to examine the 10 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. Find out that the question “Who gets the most tornadoes?” doesn’t have an easy answer. “Be Weather Aware” sections help you put together a game plan before storms show up. This book is a must have if you like weather or science!



You Choose Can You Survive Storm Chasing

You Choose  Can You Survive Storm Chasing Author Elizabeth Raum
ISBN-10 9781620650325
Release 2012
Pages 112
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You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.



Tornadoes

Tornadoes Author Dale-Marie Bryan
ISBN-10 9781624015052
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 48
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Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, youÍll know all you need to know about tornadoes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.



Caught in the Path

Caught in the Path Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer
ISBN-10 0965577406
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 173
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Caught in the Path has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Caught in the Path also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Caught in the Path book for free.